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    Webhook: Is is possible to set a secret key to authenticate against an API?

    Asked by leojh on August 08, 2015 at 03:26 PM

    Is is possible to set a secret key to authenticate against an API?

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Setup a Webhook with JotForm

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    Answered by Mike_G on August 09, 2015 at 03:45 AM

    I'm sorry, but could you help us by elaborating your concern more, please? I'm not sure I understand your concern completely. To my understanding, you are asking if it is possible to use a Personal Secret Key instead of using an API, is that correct? We will wait for your response. Thank you.

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    Answered by agilepayments on February 05, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    I have essentially the same question; the API we would be posting to requires authentication of three strings:

    API Login ID

    UTC Time (in ticks)

    Secure Transaction Key



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    Answered by Mike on February 05, 2016 at 02:38 PM

    As far as I know, we do not currently provide any authentication mechanism for webhooks. As an idea, a secret key may be added as a webhook URL parameter.


    A feature request ticket has been attached to this thread to see if some kind of authentication can be implemented for our webhooks integration. There is no ETA, but we will update this thread if we have any news.